Listen

Sit. Don’t talk. Observe. Everything that surrounds you has a story. Try to listen to what they have to say. The trees, the clouds, the wind that takes with him yellow leaves on a journey of self-discovery, the annoying pigeons that just won’t leave you alone… Listen and be grateful that these precious elements of Nature share their story with you.

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Whorty

No. You’re not worthy of his love.

His love is miserable

tumultuous and rotten.

Whereas, you…

You, dear are a celestial being, you belong with the stars.

You are a treasure of the Universe.

So, no. You are not worthy of his love.

You deserve so much more.

Perhaps a galaxy of tenderness,

compassion and devotion.

Or a big ass donut.

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Letter to an old friend

Hello, dear Sadness

I’m glad that you’ve paid me a visit.

Oh, you brought a gift that seems quite exquisite.

What’s in the box that you’re holding so tight?

Are those the tears that I’ll be crying tonight?

Don’t try to hide it, you know how I’ve been feeling

Lonely and tired and full of disgust

for the world, for the actions of those with whom I am chilling.

It appears there’s been only mistrust

between us.

They don’t know me anymore…

Fuck, I don’t think they ever did.

They try to accuse me of crimes I did not commit.

They constantly use and throw me to the wolves,

but they don’t know that I’m a lover

of everything that Nature has given birth to,

even of the big bad Alpha.

I shouldn’t love you, but I do.

You’ve helped me get through

everything, really… everything.

I suppose I owe you an apology.

Therefore, I am sorry

and welcome back,

sweet old Sadness.

I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Books lately

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During these past few weeks I’ve been reading a lot. This summer, I traded tv shows for books and I’m glad I did that. I managed to read 5 books, not as many as you would have expected, but that is a pretty impressive number for me.

I’m not one of those people who would rather read than do anything else that might be pointless or not worthy of their time. I’m trying to change that, though. I love books, I love reading, but I’m lazy as fuck when it comes to actually sitting down and starting a new book. But when I do that, I can’t stop haha.

So, let’s not waste any more time with chit-chat. Here are the 5 books that I’ve read this summer.

 

  1.  How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie.

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  • this is a self-help/self growth type of book
  • amazing pieces of advice
  • very helpful for me, cause I’m a shy little bean and hopefully, I’ll be able to use the notes in this book to my advantage
  • about 150 pages
  • 5/5

   2. Legacy by Danielle Steel

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  • the first book that I’ve read that was written by Danielle Steel (I must live under a rock, cause I haven’t heard of her before, either)
  • pretty enjoyable, kinda boring at first, but eventually I got into it
  • the action feels a bit rushed, I wish it had more details
  • the end is predictable, but cute
  • around 320 pages
  • 3/5

   3.Whutering Heights by Emily Bronte

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  • again, I must live under a fucking rock cause I haven’t read this sooner, but hey, better than never
  • disappointed with it… I’ve heard many things about this book, but it wasn’t how I expected
  • too many characters at the beginning and it’s confusing, especially their family status (I always mixed them up)
  • I don’t think that the details help the plot, so the action feels rushed just like at the previous book
  • the ending is the only part that I truly enjoyed, it kinda saves the book
  • approx. 300 pages
  • 3/5

4. Peste mări şi ţări (From the sea to the land beyond) by Mihai Tican-Rumano 

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  • book of adventures, very interesting, beautiful scenes and images
  • lots of details, they made you feel like you are in the described scene
  • exotic places/cultures/people
  • its aesthetics are wonderful, as you can see from the photos above
  • the only thing that ruined the whole book is that there were chapters in which the author described animals that he killed/slaughtered… it was very hard to read, but I managed to finish the book somehow; although there are not many of those scenes, they are very detailed and terrible
  • about 310 pages
  • 3/5 because of the animal cruelty

      5. Borgia! by Michel Zevaco 

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  • one of the best books I’ve read so far
  • it’s about Ragastens, a french knight who goes to Italy to work for Cezar Borgia. The thing is, Ragastens doesn’t know that Borgia is a criminal and pretty much a psycho. Borgia’s love interest, Primevere tells Ragastens about who Borgia truly is and the plot develops from there on
  • such an interesting and well-developed plot, you cannot put the book down once you’ve started reading it
  • plot twist in almost every chapter
  • highly recommend it to everyone who likes romance, history, adventure, some thriller and suspense
  • approx. 320 pages
  • 4/5

Well, this is all lovely people. What have you been reading lately? Do you have any recommendations? I would love to hear them 🙂

Enjoy the last sunny warm days of this year haha. And have a lovely day!